Library Closed Wednesday, June 19th

The library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. We reopen on Thursday at 9:30am. 

 

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Sensory Playtime

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 1+2 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Games, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Join us for a sensory friendly playtime where children and caregivers can interact with several stations of fun activities while socializing. Registration is...

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Education, Games, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join us for a sensory friendly playtime where children and caregivers can interact with several stations of fun activities while socializing.

Registration is required.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Summer Reading Kick Off : Book Swap & "Dog Man" Little Free Library Unveiling!

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Event Details:

Summer Reading Kickoff: Book Swap Community Room 1+2+3 We can't wait to see you here! Community members of all ages are welcome to bring in books to swap with other people. A...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages, Community
Program Type: Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Summer Reading Kickoff: Book Swap

Community Room 1+2+3

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Sustainable Local Eats with ShopRite of Wallingford Registered Dietitian: Marisa McCoy MS, RD

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Food/Cooking, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

Learn about the wonderful local produce Connecticut offers at this kid centered program. Children will have the opportunity to create a healthy snack. This program is best su...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Education, Food/Cooking, Health & Wellness
Required
Event Details:

Learn about the wonderful local produce Connecticut offers at this kid centered program.

Children will have the opportunity to create a healthy snack.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Ages 8-12)" group.

Nutmeg Newts Book Club

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Children, School Age, Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Event Details:

Join us for our all new monthly book club the Nutmeg Newts! The Nutmeg Newts Book Club is for children with a 4th through 6th grade reading level. This month we are reading The ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Event Details:

Join us for our all new monthly book club the Nutmeg Newts! The Nutmeg Newts Book Club is for children with a 4th through 6th grade reading level.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 1

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more.

Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 2

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more.

Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Lotería

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room 6 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Bilingual, Games
Age Group:
Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Event Details:

Like Bingo? You'll love Lotería. Join us for this bilingual program and play the popular Mexican card game.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Multi-Purpose Room 6
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Bilingual, Games
Required
Event Details:

Like Bingo? You'll love Lotería.

Join us for this bilingual program and play the popular Mexican card game.

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Water on the Move

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

Understanding the role of water in Earth's processes begins with understanding its limits and availability. Join Susan Quincy, educational outreach representative of CT DEEP for in...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Understanding the role of water in Earth's processes begins with understanding its limits and availability. Join Susan Quincy, educational outreach representative of CT DEEP for interesting information on this topic.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Egg Carton Critters

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Children's Project Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Use your creativity and ingenuity to design and build your own critter out of egg cartons and other craft supplies. Will you make a bug, a flower, a fish or something ...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Required
Event Details:

Use your creativity and ingenuity to design and build your own critter out of egg cartons and other craft supplies.

Will you make a bug, a flower, a fish or something completely new?

For ages 5-11.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Join Miss Alyssa for a fun evening of stories, songs, dancing and more. This program is geared towards 2-5 year olds, but siblings are always welcome.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Alyssa for a fun evening of stories, songs, dancing and more.

This program is geared towards 2-5 year olds, but siblings are always welcome.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Lil Coquíes Bilingual Storytime

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Bilingual, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join Miss Katerina for Lil Coquíes bilingual storytime filled with music, stories, and Spanish language discovery for your little one! Siblings are welcome.

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Bilingual, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Katerina for Lil Coquíes bilingual storytime filled with music, stories, and Spanish language discovery for your little one!

Siblings are welcome.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Community" group.

Family Block Party

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts, Games, Health & Wellness, Music
Age Group:
Children, All Ages, Community
Event Details:

Beat the heat! Join us for giant lawn games, music, and more inside our air-conditioned building. Registration requested but not required

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, All Ages, Community
Program Type: Art & Crafts, Games, Health & Wellness, Music
Required
Event Details:

Beat the heat! Join us for giant lawn games, music, and more inside our air-conditioned building.

Registration requested but not required

This event is in the "Children" group.

Fireworks Salt Painting

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Children's Project Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Create your own beautiful fireworks art using glue, salt and watercolor paint. For ages 5-11.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Required
Event Details:

Create your own beautiful fireworks art using glue, salt and watercolor paint.

For ages 5-11.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Sensory Playtime

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Games, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Join us for a sensory friendly playtime where children and caregivers can interact with several stations of fun activities while socializing. Registration is...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Education, Games, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join us for a sensory friendly playtime where children and caregivers can interact with several stations of fun activities while socializing.

Registration is required.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 1

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more.

Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 2

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more.

Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Lil Coquíes Bilingual Storytime

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Bilingual, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join Miss Katerina for Lil Coquíes bilingual storytime filled with music, stories, and Spanish language discovery for your little one! Siblings are welcome.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Bilingual, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Katerina for Lil Coquíes bilingual storytime filled with music, stories, and Spanish language discovery for your little one!

Siblings are welcome.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Move and Groove with United Rhythms Dance Studio

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Music, Special Event
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Music, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

Join United Rhythms Dance Studio for a moving and grooving time this summer! This dance program will explore building basic dance skills while keeping their minds and bodies active!

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Event Calendar
Program Type:
Author Talk
Age Group:
Preschool, School Age
Event Details:

Register Here Join us for a visit to Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson! Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the ...

Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual Event Calendar
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Author Talk
Event Details:
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Ages 8-12)" group.

Aquarium Sensory Jars

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Children's Project Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Art & Crafts
Age Group:
Children, School Age, Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Event Details:

Create your own aquarium sensory jar! Participants will choose from a variety of options including glitter, shells, plastic critters and pebbles. Supplies are limited....

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Project Room
Age Group: Children, School Age, Tweens (Ages 8-12)
Program Type: Art & Crafts
Required
Event Details:

Create your own aquarium sensory jar! Participants will choose from a variety of options including glitter, shells, plastic critters and pebbles.

Supplies are limited. Registration Required. For ages 5-11.

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Sphero Race Heroes

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Games
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

Join us for a Sphero robot race! We will have obstacle course and an all out race! We can't wait to see you here! Each participant will need to have a device they can dow...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Games
Required
Event Details:

Join us for a Sphero robot race! We will have obstacle course and an all out race! We can't wait to see you here! Each participant will need to have a device they can download the Sphero app on ahead of time.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more.

Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Session 2

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Storytime Room at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Age Group:
Children, Babies & Toddlers
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more. Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Children's Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Education, Storytime & Early Learning
Required
Event Details:

Join Miss Holly for special storytime for ages 0-3. This storytime will be filled with songs, puppets, dancing and more.

Stay after storytime is over for playtime.

This event is in the "School Age" group.

Connecticut Weather Talks with WFSB-TV3 News Meteorologist Jill Giliardi

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room 1+2+3 at Meriden Public Library
Program Type:
Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Age Group:
School Age
Event Details:

WFSB Meteorologist Jill Gilardi is talking weather with us! She will talk about how weather impacts our environment in Connecticut and take a few questions from...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Meriden Public Library
Room: Meeting Room 1+2+3
Age Group: School Age
Program Type: Civics & Community, Education, Nature/Wildlife, Special Event
Required
Event Details:

WFSB Meteorologist Jill Gilardi is talking weather with us! She will talk about how weather impacts our environment in Connecticut and take a few questions from the children.